Chicken slow-cooked in a tomato cream sauce and served over pasta for an indulgent and easy weeknight meal.
This is one of those meals, perfect for when you wake up in the morning wondering what in the world you’re going to make for dinner tonight. Before I started meal planning, needing to figure out dinner each day was a constant, underlying stress in the back of my mind. I’d be at work, trying to remember what ingredients we had at home that I could pull together for a decent dinner so I that I didn’t have to stop at the store on the way home. You know the drill!
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How to Make Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken
But back to today’s recipe. It’s a classic, slow cooker meal that’s cooked to creamy perfection. However, this is not one of those slow cooker meals where you “set it and forget it”. Make sure you’ll be at home to stir the chicken and sauce a few times throughout the cook cycle or the dairy ingredients may crust and burn.
If you know you’re going to be gone all day, but really want this tasty dinner, simply wait to add the milk and cream cheese until the last 30 minutes of the cooking time. You’ll avoid any burnt milk and you’ll still get to enjoy this delicious chicken dinner. You’ll need those 30 minutes to make your favorite pasta to serve the slow cooker creamy chicken on anyway, so it’s easy enough to do both at one time.
How to Meal Prep This Slow Cooker Meal
To save time, I love to meal plan whenever I can. This recipe can be prepped and frozen ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat. To freeze the sauce and chicken simply allow it to cool completely and store it in a freezer bag or reusable freezer container. On the day when you plan to serve the meal, simply thaw it out and serve over pasta.
While you can technically freeze the past too, I usually wait to make fresh pasta when we’re ready to eat. There’s just nothing like having it fresh from the pot, with the chicken and sauce poured on top.
And then of course, when you’re ready to serve this dinner, add a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the top and enjoy!Print